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Georgia – Where Aerospace Takes Off

The Georgia Center of Innovation for Aerospace provides the technical industry expertise, collaborative research and partnerships to help the state's aerospace industry connect, compete and grow. The Center advances recognition of Georgia’s strength in the global aerospace industry, and contributes to the entrepreneurial and educational ecosystems required for its continued growth.

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Center of Innovation Salutes National Aerospace Week

Congress issued a resolution on September 13, 2010 establishing the third week in September annually as National Aerospace Week to recognize the enormous contribution that the industry makes to America’s economy, competitiveness and national security. Georgia's Aerospace industry plays a key role in the manufacturing, transportation, and maintenance, repair and overhaul sectors.

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$700,000 NSF Robotics Initiative Grant comes to Georgia Tech's School of Aerospace Engineering

September 15, 2014
A three-year, $700,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Robotics Initiative grant will enable two GT-AE researchers to tackle an issue that is critical to missions in Earth orbit and beyond: integrated sensing and planning under uncertain conditions.

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60 Years After First Flight, C-130 Far Outlasts Expectations

September 15, 2014
Manufactured in Marietta and maintained in Warner Robins, Lockheed Martin's C-130 has certainly left its mark on the Georgia aerospace industry.

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Historic BT-15 returns to Decatur County 72 years later

September 15, 2014
Mr. Tom Smith of Sarasota, Fla. is the owner and pilot of an historic BT-15 aircraft (Basic Trainer) that is still flying 72 years after its delivery to Bainbridge Army Airfield on August 19, 1942. Smith flew his airplane to the Decatur County Industrial Air Park in 2010 to “connect the historic dots” of the World War II Airbase, World War II Hangar, and his World War II trainer all together again 70 years after their origin.

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Is Georgia the Next Great Place for Space?

August 1, 2014
Aerospace leaders from across Georgia gathered at the Georgia Tech Research Institue to plan and expand the space industry within Georgia. The results will help the state position itself for the future space industry.

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Georgia Company Completes First Test Flight on Way to Space

August 1, 2014
Georgia-based company and Center of Innovation for Aerospace partner company, Generation Orbit, is preparing a horizontal launch system to open up the cubesat market in Georgia. And now, thanks to a successful test flight, they're on their way to space.

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